This is the second time Nigeria and Cape Verde will be meeting at international level.
En route to participating in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations – where they emerged as African kings – the Super Eagles played out a 0-0 draw in a friendly match with the Blue Sharks at the Estadio Do Algarve.
Heading into this game, coach Rohr knows that there is no margin for error if they are to avoid a tortuous route to Qatar.
Although he will be without the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and William Troost-Ekong due to Covid restriction in the United Kingdom, the German tactician boasts of quality in his squad to serve as replacements.
While addressing the media, former Burkina Faso handler stated that his ‘Super Commando’ Eagles can turn the tides against a highly defensive Cape Verde side.
“They like to play quickly in the attack, they have wonderful players like Mendes, they have players in France, and they have offensive players,” he said.
“They like to set up with three at the back and we know they like to defend, but we have our idea, and we have our tactics to score goals and win the game.
“I know it won’t be easy with our situation, but we are a super commando, and we have to show our fighting spirit.”
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
The game can be watched live on TV through AIT and it can be streamed online courtesy of the NFF streaming platform.